AECP FY12?

  1. 0 Hello all! I am new to this site so if I somehow screwed up the search function and there is already a thread on this (I could not find one) please let me know! I was accepted into AECP FY2012 and was wondering if anyone else on here had been as well? Or for that matter, if anyone in the last couple FY's has any words of wisdom, I would truly appreciate it. I would love to hear some other peoples school options that they are considering? My top school is Austin Peay as it is within 50 miles of a military post, does not require chem (as I did not take it and do not want to start now), and is close to where my husband will be (Fort Stewart). I found all Georgia schools required chem and I just don't have the time to take it with the classes that ASPU is asking me to take. So,..... anyone out there?

    Jennifer
    SGT
    Fort Stewart, GA
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  3. Visit  ArmyRN789 profile page
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    I did the AECP from 99-01 and loved it! I went to ODU in Norfolk, VA and did their weekend nursing program. They let us finsih any pre-req's we had left during the week. It is really nice. Full pay and bennies and no military commitments. I just had an AER every year and did one PT test. Got an assignment to Germany afterwards .
  4. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Isn't Austin Peay in TN? Ft. Stewart is probably a good 10 hours from there, isn't it?

    Congrats on getting accepted!!
  5. Visit  nursetobejenny1981 profile page
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    Oh it is definitely about 10 hours away but it is the closest I could get to Stewart...He would potentially be deploying not long after I would start school so it wouldn't be too bad given how little time we would be stationed apart. We are however, now hearing that due to the hubby's profile he might get transferred back to MEDDAC. If that is the case, he would try to come with me to Clarksville. He was only staying put to deploy but if that isn't going to happen, he might as well come with me
  6. Visit  txnole profile page
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    I was also accepted into this year's AECP. I am in the Fort sam houston, TX area. I'm looking forward to starting in the Spring 2012.
  7. Visit  hrdwrkr713 profile page
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    Quote from nursetobejenny1981
    Hello all! I am new to this site so if I somehow screwed up the search function and there is already a thread on this (I could not find one) please let me know! I was accepted into AECP FY2012 and was wondering if anyone else on here had been as well? Or for that matter, if anyone in the last couple FY's has any words of wisdom, I would truly appreciate it. I would love to hear some other peoples school options that they are considering? My top school is Austin Peay as it is within 50 miles of a military post, does not require chem (as I did not take it and do not want to start now), and is close to where my husband will be (Fort Stewart). I found all Georgia schools required chem and I just don't have the time to take it with the classes that ASPU is asking me to take. So,..... anyone out there?

    Jennifer
    SGT
    Fort Stewart, GA



    Hi Jennifer,

    I hope you receive this message soon.....I really need some assistance in getting started with the AECP application process. I cant find a recruiter (Im in the army reserve) and the recruiter that commissioned me says to look on the website. I received a lot of helpful info on this site before I went to OBC (BOLC) So I figured I look on this site.....and I found your post. I live in the NYC area and would like to eventually become a psychiatric nurse. Who should I contact for an application? Is the application downloadable on-line? Are there any online nursing programs that are eligible? Are there any nursing schools (that you know of) in NY that fit the tuition requirements?
    I have a Masters in Clincal Social Work already and wanted to apply that to Nursing.

    Thanks in advance
    my email is lnicholson713@gmail.com
  8. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    Quote from hrdwrkr713
    I really need some assistance in getting started with the AECP application process. I cant find a recruiter (Im in the army reserve) and the recruiter that commissioned me says to look on the website. I received a lot of helpful info on this site before I went to OBC (BOLC) So I figured I look on this site.....and I found your post. I live in the NYC area and would like to eventually become a psychiatric nurse. Who should I contact for an application? Is the application downloadable on-line? Are there any online nursing programs that are eligible? Are there any nursing schools (that you know of) in NY that fit the tuition requirements?

    I have a Masters in Clincal Social Work already and wanted to apply that to Nursing.
    If you're already commissioned as an officer, I don't think you qualify for AECP ... it's the AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program, for enlisted personnel. If you have AKO access (which you should, as a reservist), the page for AECP is here: https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/621795

    If you already have an Masters, I'm also not sure you can get reimbursed for a lower level degree like a BSN.
  9. Visit  dccubano profile page
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    I will be starting school fall 2012. I have been accepted into Old Dominion and waiting to hear back from Colorado and Maryland. Maryland is my number one choice. I am excited to be going into the Corps and am glad I got in under FY12, with all the military cut backs I wouldn't be surprised if they trimmed the fat on some of these programs. Can't wait to meet you folks!
  10. Visit  ArmyRN789 profile page
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    I went to ODU! You would love it! Do they still offer the weekend program??
  11. Visit  dccubano profile page
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    I'm not sure if they still offer the weekend program. I will be going full time for two years before going to BOLC. I am really excited to start, it has been a really long process. I have heard really good things about Old Dominion and it was easy to get my paperwork done with them because they work with so many soldiers. With that said, I own my house in Baltimore and life would be so much easier to go to the Baltimore Campus of University of Maryland.

    How long have you been in?
    Last edit by dccubano on Feb 2, '12
  12. Visit  ArmyRN789 profile page
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    I'll make 14 years next month. I went to ODU FROM 99-01. The weekend program was two years, you just don't get summers off. I would do it again in a second!
  13. Visit  BSNtoArmyRN profile page
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    Does anybody know what the board is looking for in their evaluation of the application? The application information from the USARC website leaves me with alot of questions. Are they only accepting applications from 68W or other 68 series MOS or can other MOS that have not been working in the medical field apply? Do you have to have been deployed? How many soldiers are selected each year, because it states that you can be selected as an alternate? Where do you get a letter of recommendation from a Chief Nurse if you are not near an MTF and have never served with a Chief Nurse that would know of my qualifications for the program? Do you have to be within 50 or 100 miles what ever it is to an Army MTF or can you be near other military branches MTF like the Marines for instances at Camp Pendelton or do you need to be accepted at a school that is close to an Army MTF? Do you get accepted to a school first and then apply for AECP, because if you get accepted to a school and then have to wait for the AECP board to decide if you are accepted before you start school you may lose your spot at the school if you wait to start school until the board decides if you are acccepted or not? It seems like a very lengthy process with a lot of red tape, if any one could help me out with the above questions and go through how they went through the process and what their qualifications were, what MOS they had, what type of letter of recommendations did they use and who wrote them. Thank you for any information that anyone may offer me. John
  14. Visit  dccubano profile page
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    @BSNtoArmyRN

    You don't have to come from a medical MOS to apply for the program. I applied and I have been an Army Bandsmen for over 12 years. How many people they accept depends on the needs of the Corps and the amount of qualified applicants they receive every FY. THE MTF needs to be an Army Medical facility and VA hospitals do not count. In regards to school acceptance, you can be accepted anytime in the process. If you are accepted before the board results are out, you may be able to defer, it all depends on school policy. You also get to use Army TA to take your core prerequisites most of those need to be completed or close to completion before you can complete the AECP application or apply to any BSN programs. Getting a recommendation from a Chief Nurse is not hard but you have to take the initiative and set an appointment. My experience included an interview that lasted about an hour. It is best to try to do this towards the end. I had completed most of my prerequisites and made sure to have a duplicate AECP packet that was 99% complete that I could hand to her(The only thing missing was the Chief Nurse rec.). Be prepared,this is like any other job interview, and you only have one chance to make a good impression. The interview and the way you put your packet together is critical to getting the Chief Nurse on board with a recommendation. I left the packet with her to use as reference in writing my letter.

    I hope this was of some help. It looks like you are pretty early in the process. The guidelines may change by the time you are ready to apply. There is also an AECP Rep that you can contact.
    Last edit by dccubano on Mar 27, '12


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